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Cheese is alive, and alive with meaning. Heather Paxson's beautifully written anthropological study of American artisanal cheesemaking tells the story of how craftwork has become a new source of cultural and economic value for producers as well as consumers. Dairy farmers and artisans inhabit a world in which their colleagues and collaborators are a wild cast of characters, including plants, animals, microorganisms, family members, employees, and customers. As "unfinished" commodities, living products whose qualities are not fully settled, handmade cheeses embody a mix of new and old ideas about taste and value. By exploring the life of cheese, Paxson helps rethink the politics of food, land, and labor today.
  • ISBN13: 9780520270183
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00303
Specifications
FormatPaperback
SeriesCalifornia Studies in Food and Culture (Paperback)
Series Volume Number41
Publication DateDecember 10, 2012

The Life of Cheese

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